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Joe McWilliams Oldtimers like to talk about the ‘good old days’ as if everything is getting worse. In some ways it probably is, but one thing is for sure, some types of wildlife are more abundant in the 2000s than…

Jeff Burgar What do the mayors of Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Grande Prairie all have in common? Are they concerned, like so many of our northern neighbours, by ridiculously high gasoline prices? Do they want more rail cars…

Richard Froese Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is back on Feb. 14. It is a time for love and romance. After that, Family Day on Feb. 19 brings families of inter-generations and communities together. Valentine’s Day and Family…

I read Mac Olsen’s commentary regarding the CBC and other things. I may have left an erroneous impression when I mentioned a woman at the CBC giving Andrew Scheer a few bite marks. There are equal opportunity offenders in many…

Jeff Burgar News reports say Grande Prairie is back on its feet. This, after long years following the oil price collapse. Many businesses across northern Alberta cut jobs. Many closed their doors, including both big and small local employers. Today,…
Clegg’s Corner – Tough times over in town, county

There is absolutely no doubt the tough economic times are over in High Prairie and Big Lakes County. How else do you explain the reasoning behind the two council’s decision and/or impending decisions to keep increasing the number of people…

RE: Clegg’s Corner, Jan. 17, 2018 [Happy Birthday to Our Grand Old Lady] I worked with construction companies, architects and engineers as an architectural technologist here in Edmonton. Our family used to live in High Prairie from 1950-63. We then…

Tom Henihan Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a great champion of diversity in matters of ethnicity, gender and superficially at least, religion. However, he steadfastly refuses to accept anything outside the precincts of his own ideological position. In fact, Trudeau…

Jeff Burgar High Level [please note, High Level, not High Prairie] is closed for business! Or at least, that was a recent conversation with a High Level person hoping to open a business in that northern Alberta community. In fact,…

This is in response to one of the articles by Richard Froese in the Jan. 10, 2018 South Peace News. The headline is ‘Farmers say carbon tax driving agriculture out’. In the story, Froese quotes a Seig Hollies as saying,…

Jeff Burgar My Christmas holiday season was unofficially over about four weeks ago. Always so many things, so little time! I didn’t get any wood chopped. I didn’t get any of my special projects much further along. I barely caught…

Jeff Burgar Most viewed story at our online edition [southpeacenews.com] was Leonard Willier scoring over $100,000 early last year in a lottery win. Congratulations! Second most viewed story online of last year was the firing of High Prairie Regional Aquatic…

RE: 2018 will rock us [Jan. 3, South Peace News editorial] I beg to differ on several fronts. First, I don’t often find CTV on the Wi-Fi. I do find CBC and they are not nearly as hard on American…

Mac Olsen When it comes to left-wing/liberal media, left-wing movies and actors’ activism, now more than ever, I am on guard and tune out to ensure I don’t become a victim of their propaganda. The Golden Globe Awards show has…

Jeff Burgar People with much to lose, speaking out about issues, are running scared. Here is an example: The “respectable politician” is being interviewed for the evening news about policing in Edmonton. He starts off by saying, “Let’s make it…